Increasing violence along the U.S./Mexican border is causing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to increase security, including the doubling of security personnel.
But the agency is also sending identification technolgy to the southern border. “We are bolstering technology and resources with a significant increase in our biometric identification deployment,” says DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano during a press conference. “What does that mean? What that means is the capacity of state and local law enforcement on the border to run fingerprints on people they’ve apprehended, that are in the jails and so forth, to make sure they’ve been run through the ICE databases among other things to identify whether they are criminal aliens.”